Posted April 19th, 2017
BROOKLYN, New York – NYU Tandon School of Engineering will showcase its most significant academic research alongside family-friendly STEM projects at its 2017 Research Expo. The annual exhibit — free to the public — will be held Friday, April 21, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the MetroTech Commons, 5 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn.
This year’s expo will feature more than 70 exhibits, representing research from every academic department of the school and illustrating the breadth of engineering and the applied sciences. The highly interactive demonstrations will bring alive long-term faculty research and student innovations, as well as projects developed for and by youngsters in NYU Tandon’s many K12 STEM Education programs that will be of interest to educators, parents, and youngsters.
See a full list of exhibits.
Dean Katepalli R. Sreenivasan explained that the annual expo is an opportunity to show the scope and importance of the students’ work at the School, especially to young visitors who might not have considered a career in a STEM discipline. “Engineers and applied scientists develop practical solutions to critical problems faced by society – and our hope is that the work demonstrated at the Research Expo will light a spark of interest in other students to become creative inventors, innovators, and technology entrepreneurs.”
Vikram Kapila, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU Tandon and a lead organizer of the event added, “The Research Expo will open a window into the future and will be enjoyable and educational for everyone, from the most seasoned technologists to the youngest visitors. From robotics to augmented reality to the latest in bioengineering, the Research Expo will demonstrate just how many incredible developments are taking place right here in Downtown Brooklyn at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.”
To register, visit tandonexpo2017.eventbrite.com.
Note: Photos from 2016 available at http://dam.engineering.nyu.edu/?c=1941&k=26e2223e4e
About the New York University Tandon School of Engineering
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854, the founding date for both the New York University School of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly). A January 2014 merger created a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention and entrepreneurship and dedicated to furthering technology in service to society. In addition to its main location in Brooklyn, NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within NYU, the country’s largest private research university, and is closely connected to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. It operates Future Labs focused on start-up businesses in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and an award-winning online graduate program. For more information, visit engineering.nyu.edu.